My main building use is a mosque. Looking into my site, I discovered a division line between the different communities of Nottingham. In creating my building, I aim to erase that division line by integrating and uniting the existing and new communities of Nottingham.
My building can help reduce people’s fears and provide a platform for communication. Refugees and asylum seekers are conscious that a journey is going to be undertaken from their homes but are very unconscious of what or where this journey will take them. Therefore, my building focuses on providing a temporary home accommodating them on their unconscious journey.
The BArch (Hons) in Architecture course is focused on the creative and practical development of architectural design, investigated in a studio environment through a series of carefully considered practical and theoretical projects in a variety of spatial, social, cultural and topographical situations.
The purpose of the course is to align architectural concepts, thinking, techniques and values with current architectural thought and practice. It involves strategic thinking and creative imagination; problem-solving and research tasks; attention to detail and tectonic resolution; traditional and digital forms of representation; and public presentations and reviews. This course addresses the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures and develops Part 1 graduates with creative vision, practical skills and an ethical position in respect of the role of the architect in a globalised world.
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